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The Slugger's Wife

Original title
The Slugger's Wife
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Neil Simon
Music
Patrick Williams
Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Genre
Romance. Comedy | Romantic Comedy. Sports. Baseball
Synopsis / Plot
This routine film should have been called the "rock singer's husband" because it is about the life of a baseball player affected by his love for a singer. Darryl Palmer (Michael O'Keefe) plays for the Atlanta Braves, and when he walks into a nightclub and sees an attractive woman singing (Rebecca DeMornay), he pulls up to home plate and is anxious to meet her. From then on, his persistence in courting her is unstoppable in spite of several unhappy setbacks, and finally their romance makes it to first base when she realizes she loves him too, and they are married. From that point onward, his career starts to soar, while her career begins to slide in the opposite direction. In fact, she has given up her job to go live with him on his home turf, and the sacrifice, in the end, proves to be too much. A separation is inevitable, and while he still has his teammates (Randy Quaid, Cleavant Derricks), he would rather have his wife back. (Eleanor Mannikka: All Movie Guide)
Awards
1985: Razzie Awards: Nominated for Worst Original Song "Oh, Jimmy"
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